Business Calendar

Business series

SEPT. 17—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series from 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St. The topic is “‘Tell Me About a Time…’: Behavioral Interviewing Strategies.” Geri Puleo of G.A. Puleo & Associates, will present this workshop. Behavioral interviews are increasingly being used with prospective employees and with this type of interview you can’t just “wing it.” This interactive session will offer strategies that will help you prepare for this difficult type of interview. This event is free and open to the public. Call 412-281-7141.


Leadership summit

SEPT. 17—The African American Leadership Association will host the First Quarterly African American Leadership Summit Dialogue Series from 1-4 p.m. at the Community College of Allegheny County North Side Campus, 808 Ridge Ave., North Side. This series of sessions will continue the conversations started at the summit in June. There will be a discussion on corporate inclusion, an equity report from the Regional Equity Monitoring Project will be given, along with a keynote address from Court Gould of Sustainable Pittsburgh. There will also be a panel discussion with moderator Ed Gainey, the City of Pittsburgh Coordinator of Economic Development. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit

Professional networking

SEPT. 17—Jessica Lee will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. This is a professional networking event with live jazz/R&B music. There is a $10 cover charge with a full bar and dinner selections. Business casual is the attire. No jeans or tennis shoes. For more information, call Sandy Marshall at 412-802-6780 or visit

Retirement seminar

SEPT. 17—The Family Wealth Management Group LLC will host “Savvy Social Security Planning: What Babyboomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income from 6-7 p.m. at the Offices of Family Management Group LLC, Suite 110, 2200 Georgetowne Dr., Sewickley. Amanda Wodzenski and Christine Musuneggi will present this seminar and answer questions about income planning for retirement. Reservations are required and the event is free. For more information, call 724-940-6349 or e-mail

Special breakfast meeting

Sept. 18—The African-American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host their Special Breakfast Meeting at 8 a.m. at The Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The guest will be Pennsylvania Sen. Wayne Fontana. He will summarize the year’s activities on Capitol Hill and share his vision for small business in the upcoming months. Reservations are requested. The cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Call 412-392-0610 or e-mail

Job search tips

SEPT. 18—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series from 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St. The topic is “Finding a Job Using LinkedIn.” Marben Bland, job coach of the Allegheny County Library Association, will present this workshop. is a social networking site that is primarily used for professional networking. Registered users can access information that can be used to find jobs, people and business opportunities. He will explain how to incorporate LinkedIn with your job search and strengthen your networking strategy. This event is free and open to the public. Call 412-281-7141.

Networking luncheon

SEPT. 22—The Comfort Inn & Conference Center will host “Comfort Zone Networking Lunch” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 699 Rodi Rd., Penn Hills. This is a networking opportunity with lunch. Reservations are required. The cost is $10. For more information, call Sharon Pranis at 412-349-1622.


OCT. 2—The National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater Pittsburgh will host their Annual NAWBO Day from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Radisson Greentree Hotel, 101 Radisson Dr., Greentree. There will be a trade show, numerous speakers, a panel discussion and networking. Registration is requested. The cost is $60 for NAWBO owners and alliance members and $70 for non-members. The cost includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, call 412-854-4827.

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